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Old January 19, 2012, 12:32 PM   #33
Willie Lowman
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Originally Posted by BGutzman
I can’t count how many videos I see officers retreating in a full stance without crouching or they are facing full chest forward.
Most body armor does not have panels under the arms/on the sides. If you are shot in the front you may well have ribs broken from a impact on a armored vest or have a bullet go through an important organ like a lung. If you are shot through the side you have turned body armor away from where it could do the most good and placed both lungs, as well as several other organs in a line for a bullet to pass through.
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